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post #10 of Old 03-27-2012
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Re: Fixed vs folding prop

If racing, the credit of 9 or 15 secs locally for a 2 vs a 3 blade prop is NOT any advantage, you lose more than that, and gain way more speed with a folding/fixed prop than the credit is worth. .5-.75 additional speed seems to be the norm in speed gain. As faster said, you hit X knots in less wind etc etc.


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